The partial government shutdown is rolling on, with no sign of a resolution ahead, and travelers are among of those suffering for it. As seen in the tweet below from ABC’s World News Tonight (full story here), security lines at American airports are getting longer and longer as unpaid TSA workers call out sick. Security lines and even terminals in Houston’s case are being temporarily shut down, backing things up further. As a result, if you’re departing from a major American airport in the coming days or weeks, make sure to show up extra early—even “three hours early” at some major airports. Check your airport’s information page or Twitter handle (or simply Google it) to see what’s recommended, or better yet just show up early to be safe.
Also: Consider getting CLEAR if you don’t have it (and if the airport/terminal offers it). As I wrote here, it can save you a lot of time. CLEAR also offers a free promotional period.
LONG AIRPORT LINES: Now in its 24th day, the impact of the federal government shutdown is becoming more clear at America’s airports, with twice the normal number of TSA screeners calling out sick. @SteveOsunsami reports. https://t.co/JurUsBNR95 pic.twitter.com/UZ1UUc0s1U
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 15, 2019
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